Spinball Whizzer

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Spinball Whizzer
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Alton Towers
Location Alton, Staffordshire, England, UK
Status Operating since March 27, 2004
Statistics
Manufacturer Maurer Rides
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Spinning
Product Xtended SC 2200
Riders per train 4
Hourly capacity 950
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Area 180.4 feet × 203.4 feet
Height 55.8 feet
Length 1476.4 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 1:15
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Spinball Whizzer is a steel spinning roller coaster located at Alton Towers in Alton, Staffordshire, England, UK. It was manufactured by Maurer Rides and opened in 2004.

History

Spinball Whizzer opened on March 27, 2004.[1] The ride was loosely based on a giant pinball machine.

For 2010, the roller coaster was repainted and renamed Sonic Spinball as part of a three year partnership with SEGA which also saw Sonic themed rooms added to the Alton Towers Hotel.[2] This was extended by another three years, with the ride returning to its original theme for the 2016 season.[3] It also received new theme music for 2016 from IMAScore.[4]

Design

Spinball Whizzer is the only Xtended SC 2200 ever built by Maurer.

Trains

Single car trains. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 4 riders per car. The two rows sit back-to-back.

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